Oral health should not be overlooked
Being healthy is much more than not having any pain or aches. It’s about being content, physically and mentally and expressing general well-being. The general health of our mouth and craniofacial complex can be reflected in how we express ourselves socially and how prone we are towards other diseases. A beautiful smile is often the first thing people notice when meeting someone new and oral health and general health should be looked upon as closely linked and interdependent.
Dental treatments today target an extremely wide range of problems and dentists specialize in treating numerous issues. Dental health is accessible and affordable for people preoccupied by their overall health. Medical progresses make it even easier to diagnose and treat various diseases and recent findings are beginning to prove that the way we take care of our teeth can have an important impact on our health.
Conditions that may be linked to oral health
Periodontal disease has long been linked with diabetes and people suffering from this disease are more at risk of developing severe gum problems. Some researchers even believe that there is a link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease. The most common symptoms associated with periodontal disease are bleeding gums, red, swollen or tender gums, loose or separating teeth. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is best to schedule a meeting with a dentist to make sure that there are no underlying causes.
Certain medications can influence the production of saliva and can cause dry mouth. Less saliva means less protection against bacteria, which in turn could lead to the development of cavities and further tooth decay.
Other conditions that may be linked to oral health problems are premature birth and low birth weight, osteoporosis, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Oral issues are common at people who suffer from diseases that influence the body’s immune system.
Because there are potential links between oral health and various diseases, it is best to tell your dentists if you suffer from any diseases or if your medical history puts you at risk of suffering from these dental problems.
Take care of your teeth
The best way to prevent any oral problems is to take care of your teeth. A good oral hygiene includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, daily flossing and using mouth wash, using a good tooth brush and replacing it frequently, and of course, taking care of your diet. It is known that smokers, for example, are more prone to developing gum disease and tooth loss.
Our dentists in Romania can offer you complete services and special treatments. If you are interested in dental tourism, please contact our clinic. We will also take care of every aspect of your trip to Romania, including accomodation and traveling arrangements.